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that everything must be on the table including defense which accounts for 20% that you probably know of the budget that the defense doesn't seem to be on the table in terms of lightly discussed solutions or strategies. instead we confront the sequestration, a thoroughly bad idea for getting the defense budget or any other budget unless we take action we could take a fiscal or economic crisis that forces the cuts to the military priorities, steep and arbitrary cuts that are more coherent or prioritized. the question is can we and how do we achieve savings that can improve our fiscal outlook while meeting our national security needs. to quote at arnall mullen again, he said the pentagon budget was basically doubled in the last decade and in doubling the ability to prioritize to make the decisions to deutsch analyses to make trades. we also need a review of the defense strategy that makes sure that we are preparing for the threats and risks of the 21st century, not those of the past. the efforts on the longest lines to help advance the best ideas for improving our defense strategy. earlier this year,
in the defense sector and the head of a defense contractor who will feel that pain joins us next along with former vermont governor howard dean who argues maybe going over the fiscal cliff will be the best thing for the nation. >>> later, we have the former chairman of the council of economic advisers under president bush. he's going to join us as well as laura tyson, the former head of the cea under president clinton. we're going to get their take on the cliff and today's jobs number. >>> also, tough week for apple shares. is now the time to load up? stick around for the apple trade in the back half of this hour. stay tuned. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! >>> one of my next guests thinks that going over the fiscal cliff would be a good thing for wall street. the other says defense cuts would pose an unacceptable risk to the economy, national se
. japanese self-defense forces commanders have deployed personnel around southern islands. the defense minister has passed on the order to self-defense forces commanders. >> translator: we're preparing our defenses in accordance with that offer. >> north korean leaders plan to launch the rocket between december 10th through 22nd. the leaders of other countries say they are carrying out a test of a long range ballistic missile. the deployi ining surface to ai missiles throughout the region. the prime minister held a meeting with his ministers. he approved the order to mobilize the missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april when north korea launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after lift off. s. officers are also on alert. >> those ships are capable of participates in defense. we will go forward with that as we did in the last time. >> he said officers will be able to track the missile's flight path. the north koreans have refined their technology so the probability of succ
in syria are accelerating. she also joined the u.s. defense secretary in expressing concern that damascus is considering using chemical weapons against the rebels. >> i think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned. as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> secretary panetta went on to say that the white house made it clear there will be consequences should the assad regime make the mistake of using those weapons on its own people. for more on the perspective from damascus, i spoke a short time ago to the bbc's jeremy bolon -- jeremy bowen. >> the issue has been pretty firm on the use of chemical weapons. any news from damascus? >> i think the regime here can feel the pressure. it has been under huge pressure in the last couple of weeks, increasing pressure. of the most pressure has faced from the west, certainly, in the almost two years this has been going on. i spoke before panetta made his remarks to the information minister and he repeated one of their official positions, which
, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any debris from a north korean rocket. we're preparing in accordance with that order. >> it will fly southwest of okinawa's island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april, when north korean officials launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after liftoff. >>> authorities in japan have given the all-clear to people living along the north eastern coast. they lifted a tsunami warning and advisory issued after a strong earthquake shook the region. analysts say the tremor was likely an aftershock from the march 2011 earthquake. the estimated 7
. the justices will also review a provision of the federal "defense of marriage act" or doma that deprives legally married gay couples of federal benefits that are available to heterosexual couples. same-sex marriage is legal or will be soon in nine states and the district of columbia. but 31 states have amended their constitutions to bar gay unions. here with us to explain today's development, and where it could lead, is marcia coyle of "the national law journal." welcome back, marcia. >> thanks, marg wet. >> warner: so is it fair to say first of all that the court's decision to hear these first two cases in itself a momentous decision? >> absolutely. a number of gay rights organizations, particularly as if relates to the federal defense of marriage act have been working towards that point. and yes, whatever the court says, if it reaches the merits of these cases will be extremely important. >> warner: let's take them one by one, prop 8 in california first. remind us briefly of how what started out as a state issue ended am in the supreme court. >> the california supreme court a number of
defense kept them in the game but couldn't do enough to prevent oakland 6 consecutive loss. raider legend john, long on hand for 50th anniversary hall of fame. watching manning throw for 310 yards and one touch down to jolie. first drive of the night. 7 nothing broncos. second quarter philip adams diving interception. great play there as the broncos threatening to blow this game open. raid goers on longest drive of the year. 14 play. 80 yard drive. palmer to mcfadden. bad news may have reinjured the bad ankle tonight. raiders down at the half. play swung the game in the third quarter. fumble. broncos recover. setting up a touch down run. he had a career high 119 yards. 23 7 raiders hayward bay on nice catch and run for 56 yards but the raiders drop the sixth in a row as denver wins the eighth consecutive game. 26 to 13. >> extremely frustrating. to wrack up this many losses in a row. in the fashion we have done. frustrating. >> these division games i'm new to the division. it's great rivalry in the tradition and we'll come in and get a win take it however it looks. we
] >> welcome again to the foundation for defense of democracy's annual washington forum. my name is kenneth schwartz. i have the pleasure of introducing distinguished public official robert kc, senior senator from the state of pennsylvania. you served since 2007 as chairman of near east and south asia subcommittee, senate foreign relations committee only in the first term. one can scarcely imagine a more challenging time, the past two years in the middle east have seen wars in international borders, collapse of regimes in decades and the rise of political movements that may yet turn hostile in the united states and its allies. new developments, he has led the way on many issues of great concern to ftd. he is founder and co-chair of the bipartisan senate caucus on weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, in that capacity worked across the partisan divide to highlight serious threats of -- weapons of mass deliberation. he has done as much to run our greatest threat in the middle east and often lead the way on pressure advancing nuclear activities and efforts to destabilize the middle east. in
. manning in the first place broncos tonight. raider defense kept them in the game but couldn't do enough to prevent oakland 6 consecutive loss. raider legend john, long on hand for 50th anniversary hall of fame. watching manning throw for 310 yards and one touch down to jolie. first drive of the night. 7 nothing broncos. second quarter philip adams diving interception. great play there as the broncos threatening to blow this game open. raid goers on longest drive of the year. 14 play. 80 yard drive. palmer to mcfadden. bad news may have reinjured the bad ankle tonight. raiders down at the half. play swung the game in the third quarter. fumble. broncos recover. setting up a touch down run. he had a career high 119 yards. 23 7 raiders hayward bay on nice catch and run for 56 yards but the raiders drop the sixth in a row as denver wins the eighth consecutive game. 26 to 13. >> extremely frustrating. to wrack up this many losses in a row. in the fashion we have done. frustrating. >> these division games i'm new to the division. it's great rivalry in the tradition and we'l
rights of individuals. that's my view. >> cenk: then you go to the defense industry, we've got one of their c.e.o.'s: >> cenk: don't get too excited the defense contractors are on our side. here's the reality. if we don't do a deal, we take $600 billion in defense cuts. that usually comes from the defense contractors. so they're like what! cuts in defense! no no, no, let's make a deal. we can raise them up a couple of points, that's all right. just don't take $7 billion from me. there's self interest there. there's tremendous moment to make this happen, unless you're looking at republicans. and we have got a treat for you today. we're going to do a little hot tub time machine action here. go back to 1993 when president clinton said that he was going to raise the marginal tax rates. here was those same old republicans, making the same old points 19 years ago. >> we have a solid plan ready to go to reduce the deficit calling for no tax increases and true cuts in government spending. >> as opposed to the clinton plan tax spend job loss. >> the president is taking us down the path of m
is a horrible med fore. i means the high grade leftism. what you get are massive cuts in defense. and higher taxes. that means the government expands without improving the one thing that works. so you are feeding obese fat man called the government who still isn't doing any good. what they are doing is blackmailing us. president obama is blackmailing saying if you don't do this, if you don't raise taxes on 2%, this is what will happen. >> eric: can i take issue with that? what if we don't go off the fiscal cliff? we are about sequestration later and do the game with the tax hike and spending cuts. we have the same thing? $20 trillion in the hole in four years, 25 trillion in nine years. nothing will change. this place is bankrupt. >> greg: president obama is obsessed with the 2%. like the crazy stalker breaking in david letterman's help. he hates the rich. it is not going to end. in two years we come back and deal with this. >> eric: why don't you want to go off the fiscal cliff? >> bob: a lot of people will get hurt. i don't care if the 2% will get hurt. >> greg: you hate rich people. >> bo
by the department of defense to consider what ways we might also engage in terms of institutional development with the defense institutions and that's something in the last several years where we are ramping up in the department of the ability to provide advisers and other types of institutional reform engagement with various military partners to ensure that just as we are looking at strengthening of the tactical level we are also focusing on the institutional strength of these defense institutions. >> ms. dory can we afford to wait a year for planning, training, assembly of a regional force for the completion of negotiations for the successful election in some press accounts aqim is described as this point the best funded and best equipped most potentially lethal affiliate in the world and those accounts are overblown but the suggestion is we should have an area the size of texas controlled by terrorists engaged in drug trafficking and kidnappings that have had an inflow of some sophisticated weapons. can we afford to wait a year for the regional solution. >> i think one of the things as we
on same-sex marriage. hearing cases on the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. much more on that in a moment, and the busy week ends with some good news for america's workers and the president. a little christmas cheer some early. the u.s. economy generating a stronger than expected 146,000 new jobs in november helping trim the jobless rate to 7.7%. a four-year low. happy holidays, right? not if you're john boehner. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> yes, indeed, it's like a visit from the ghost of christmas past, casual friday edition. another positive month of jobs numbers, another glum assessment by bah humbug boehner. he couldn't even be bothered to put on a holiday tie to take up the case of mr. scrooge and the top 2%. as nancy pelosi asked, why, oh, why is congress on another recess when they could be extending tax breaks for the middle class just in time for christmas? >> this is a moment of truth, the clock is
the future of gay marriage throughout the entire united states. at issue is the federal government defense of marriage act that defines marriage as only the union between a man and woman and california's proposition 8 which banned gay marriage was overturned by an appeals court. cnn's crime and justice correspondent joe johns has been following both cases for us. joe, explain the impact of today's decision. >> well, it is big impact. as you know, this is one of those cases that people talk about over the water cooler. let's start with proposition 8. very simple, wolf, it is the california ballot initiative passed in 2008 by the people of the state of california that established marriage as between a man and a woman. it overturned a court case that said same sex couples have the right to marry. windsor is the other case you were talking about, it is an attack on defense of marriage act which was passed in 1996 by the congress, signed by the president. it's called windsor against the united states. it is about a woman named edith windsor who had a long time relationship with her partner, and
. the joint statement by the german defense and foreign ministries described turkey as the nato member most at risk from the civil war in neighboring syria. the conflict has sporadically spilled over onto turkish territory, and there are fears syria could also fire rockets. germany says troops are only being deployed to protect turkey. >> our support for turkey is clearly defensive in nature and is aimed at military deterrents -- deterrence. both turkey opposes support and our agreement to provide it made clear that this mission has nothing to do with instituting or maintaining a no-fly zone. >> germany has distanced itself from statements by the head of nato and the u.s. secretary of state that nato could intervene in syria if damascus begins using chemical weapons. >> germany's 16 state premiers have agreed to pursue a ban against the right wing radical npd party. >> and the prohibition would have to be upheld by germany's constitutional court. angela merkel government has so far been skeptical of the measure, saying that if it fails as a similar move did in 2003, i too will only encourag
on the diagnosis -- the docket on the defense of marriage act and a portion only recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman and has been challenged dozens of times. they agreed to take up a case dealing with defense of marriage act. two different cases but both going to the same issues. they are different on technical and legal points but the bottom line is the same and the court has told us it will hear two gay marriage cases and we expect the earliest to get on the calendar is march of 2013 so that means we will have a decision like we did with the president's health care law in late june next year. >>shepard: has the supreme court or members given any indication of where they are these days on these matters? >>shannon: when they grant the cases all we know there were four votes behind closed doors from the nine justices and it takes four votes to get the cases on the docket so there are that many who are interested. we thought they might take either of the defense of marriage act or proposition 8 but because they involve differences in the legal issues involved, it looks like they want
. he pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges claiming self-defense. >>> quick thinking in washington state helped save the life of a student. you see the 16-year-old fall to the floor unconscious. scott rankin grabbed a defibrillator. the student suffers from a rare condition that caused his heart to stop. >>> a few days between the battle between the ravens and the redskins. mary has more on the challenge issued by howard county executive through his counterpart in prince george's county. >> reporter: howard county executive ken allman entered his challenge to baker who governs deep into redskins territory. >> when we come down to fed-ex field and beat you this sunday, you will take my favorite jersey and you will wear it in the office on a purple friday. >> reporter: allman is doing a little trash talking saying he's sick of hearing about the redskins new quarterback, r.g . iii. they will be at sunday's game together between the ravens and the redskins. expect tension. maybe not on the scale of the steelers, ravens emotional riva
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with that traditionally tough baltimore defense sunday, some of the names may be the same, but the numbers aren't so raven. for the first time in the better part of a decade baltimore's d is not a top 10 unite, not even a top 20 unit -- unit, not even a top 20 unit. ray lewis is back at practice but still out of games. terrell suggs is iffy, but with ed reed you always have to be wary. last week reed grabbed his fourth interception of the season against the steelers and the 61st of his careerful he's one of the best in the game and rg3 -- career. he's one of the best in the game and rg3 is quite aware of his talents. >> they've always had great personnel and then ed reed, he's the top of that defense and with ray lewis being out he is the leader of that defense. so he does a good job with everything. he covers a lot of ground. he tackles well. he's got good ball skills. you definitely have to be aware of where he's at. the burgundy and gold d has stepped up the last three games and haven't surrendered a touchdown in the nine of the last 12 quarters, linebacker rob jackson with great game monday night, but
a member of the redskins offense against the defense to find out how much they know about the upcoming opponent. this sunday, it is the battle of the beltways with the focus on baltimore this time. here is lindsay murphy. >> reporter: welcome to another edition of the 4 down showdown. read dowdy representing the defense. they are up by three in this game. even if you lose, the defense is still doing well but of a got confidence in you. >> he is from baltimore. i see what you're trying to do. you're trying to even the score but that's okay. >> maybe i'm trying to help the offense out. chris chester representing the o. you think you'll do well because you used to play with the ravens. >> it's been a while but i spent a lot of time there so i still may remember a thing or two. >> reporter: let's do it. first down. this is such a cake question. what is the large of the city in maryland. >> baltimore. >> going to give that to reed. >> that was pretty easy. >> that was cake. >> reporter: second down, there are three downtown areas along the port. the inner harbor, sells point and the italy.
this year, but against the run they're actually onest best defenses in the nfl. that bodes well for them on sunday. >> they're going to need him. that run he made a couple of weeks ago for that first down, that had to be one of the best runs of the year. >> ray rice? >> yes. >> yeah. he just has that low center of gravi gravity, those big legs. >> he'll hit you, too. >> he's not -- you don't want to be the safety coming to him. >> he'll get you back. >> pf you know who else you don't want to be? a hockey player in the nhl. for three day it's looked like the nhl and players association were actually making roe gres toward ending the lockout and bringing hockey back for us to enjoy. but tonight everything blew up. the league left a voice mail message for union cef donald fehr being a voice mail message, saying the latest offer wasn't acceptable. so no the capitals won't be here, but we do have the hershey bears hockey team to enjoy, braden holtby getting ready in a familiar dressing room, this time in net for hershey. taking on norfolk, ahead to mcmillan be, mcmillan will beat hotel by glo
on to half a trillion in cuts, in domestic programs and half a trillion in defense, understand what this is as a conservative, defense is 16% of the budget. other 84% gets half a trillion, defense getting half a trillion. the democrats are welcoming this to happen. >> the guy who ran second to mitt romney, many argue now with -- i think this is -- republicans are running with tail between their legs, and they are a lighter blue. >> they are referred to as cheap democrats. neil: you are persona nongratta now. or party we knew is gone. >> i'm hoping that is not the case. i'm hoping we'll have new members come in. and you know, we -- just saw it, i got involved in not a fiscal thing but it had to do with a u.n. treaty that the left's to s to hoist on u.s. that thing was going to pass, we got involved, an organization that i run, patriot voices, we stirred up the pot, got people to pay attention. neil: you are a force, you are a very commanding force it would be in upper tier of perspective presidential candidate. >> i appreciate, that but point is, i do not say that to pat our organiza
on military and national defense, number three. increasing taxes on all americans. majority of americans, reducing spending on programs that benefit the poor like medicare and welfare, that's at 51. reducing spending on programs that benefit the elderly like social security and medicare, only at 34. so as you can see again, compromise is an interesting issue. it becomes very, very complicated. so that's a quick snapshot of this survey. [inaudible] ron has done that also. that is coming up, and thank you very much. [applause] >> [inaudible] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i am 25. this is my third year out of college and i'm on my third job. >> i'm semi-retarded. i've always been a salesman multinational corporations, also a stockbroker. and now i'm selling language programs that is family-owned and run, working a small company is great spent my name is jason. i'm a real estate agent and an investor. >> and i am case manager and also -- spent my name is rod rodriguez. i consider myself leigh keno. born in cuba. when i came to america i was eight years old. really, right now my hobby is my children. >> con
, a defensive flair to detour antirebel runners, but that epitomizes the fear of which the serian people now live. rebel forces taking the flight to the assad regime inside the capital with a deadly explosion in the arab red crescent building outside the city. >> it's very clear the regime forces are being grounded down and that they are losing. >> in seeking to squash the uprising, he killed 40,000 people. president obama's top aids feel the fighting takes on a more gruesome character. >> we remain very concerned, very concern that as the opposition advances, in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> senior u.s. officials confirmed to fox news that syria have fully mixed an unknown quantitity of the deadly nerve agent loading it on to breakable canisters, an aerosol form to be dropped from above. in dublin, secretary of state clinton met with the russian foreign minister whose regime steadfastly defended syrias, but that changed as the russian leader, close to putin said, quote, we have shared and do share the opinion that the existi
of the capitol the house of representatives, the tea party there seems to be playing defense. i know alan west, one of your close buddies was upset that he lost, he is gone. how does it feel when you look at john boehner the speaker republican leader and he knows every day that the tea party which had held him hostage the last two years the tea party in the house is playing defense, as well it seems. >> well, i was playing more than defense. unfortunately it feels like in the house the tail continues to wag the dog. you still seem to have a leadership on the republican side in the house led by speaker boehner and eric cantor who are dug in continuing to say that they are not going to generate revenue through increasing tacker rates on the wealthiest 2% of this country. eric cantor said he would not bring the bill that is sitting over in the house having passed the senate to the floor that gives certainties to the middle class passing the tax cuts that we all agree needs to be extended right now. i'm hopeful ever hopeful that we can work together and have a balanced approach to deficit reductio
defense. the jobs on the chopping block in california. >>> a woman who was missing for six days was found last night. paula lane is hospitalized tonight. her boyfriend did not survive. live in nevada where the family is keeping watch tonight. how is she doing? >> reporter: she is recovering tonight here at the medical center where we learned what she ate, what she drank, how she sheltered herself from the snow but her sister says she is alive thanks to one family member who would not stop searching for her. >> last night gave her the biggest kiss. >> reporter: paula lane's sister learned she was alive from her brother who went to search for her last night twice. >> he had this feeling. i don't know how to tell you. we can't stop him. we just knew -- let him do what he felt he had to do and god help him, he did the right thing. to hear him say i found her, i found her. i can't explain it for you guys. >> reporter: her brother found her long burns side road where they were trapped in the snow last thursday. her family says her boyfriend left the vehicle for help. and she left for hospital.
the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting to gather the cases together and they're going o to make a decision, roux in some of them of all of them or none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: if the premium court decides not -- supreme court decides not to review, the same sex could resume, but they have no deadline for acting. this is their final conference of the year. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> a friend of a missing woman's family called about a vision he had that she was alive and near a lake. paula lane's brother a went into the high sierra and found her crawling in the snow in alpine county. she and her boyfriend had become stuck in the snow after driving around a closed gate. paula lane's sister took the call. >> i took the call and to hear him say i found her, i found her. i can't explain it for you guys. >> she was very lucky that it wasn't more severe. >> lane has minor frostbite and is expected to leave the hospital next week. her rod clifton did not make it. lane crawled past his body in the snow. >>> a church youth group
as heterosexuals as it rules on california proposition 8. justices will determine if congress under the defense of marriage act can depry legally married gay couples benefits that available to straight husband and wives. we'll have more on that with the panel in a little while. they can carry a tune all the way to the bank. but the top musicians backing up their rants against the 1%ers? that is coming up in the grapevine. up next, what happens if diplomacy fails in syria? begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. ma
of seamless experience they deserve, then our job, secretary of veterans apairs and secretary of defense, we have to make it clear there's got to be good cooperation at all levels. this effort can want be about surf. it's got to be about serving our veterans. i'm very encouraged that the level of collaboration between the two departments, i believe, better than it's ever been in the past, yet, we have to reach much deeper into a level of collaboration that will meet needs of our veterans. we owe it to them to give them the tools they need to put their lives back together and pursue their goals whether it's getting a good education, best health care, or axeling in a new government, serving in government, or starting a business. as i said before, this is, in many ways, a national security issue. it goes to the heart of taking care of the people that fight for us, and ensuring that we can then recruit the very best force that's possible. part of that is making sure we maintain faith with our troops and with our families. we have to give them confidence that they have world class support systems
% of the city's economy is tied to defense spending. and in response to sea level rise, the navy has been replacing 14 piers at a cost of $35 million to $40 million apiece. >> sea level here is coming up for lots of reasons. there is no reason for it to go down. it just keeps coming up. >> reporter: larry atkinson heads the climate change and sea level rise institute at old dominion university. >> there is anecdotal evidence and there is real evidence that we have from the tide gauges we have. we can measure this. the science is simple. >> reporter: atkinson is part of a team of scientists the state of virginia has hired to study flooding. an early draft of the bill in the state assembly that funded the study drew criticism from some conservatives. the virginia tea party described the study on its website as: "more wasted tax dollars for more ridiculous studies designed to separate us from our money and control all land and water use." the final bill avoided the phrases sea level rise and climate change and won overwhelming bipartisan support this year. >> some people have tried to spin i
of not only regional security in asia, but also global security. >> i'd like to follow up on missile defense and dig a little deeper if possible. how concerned are you about the potential loss of the use of s.d.s. has an asset in your region, and the fact that the missile defense program here in the states hasn't produced the successful intercept since 2008. as a follow-on to that, can you go into what you think your vision should be for adapting the p.a.a. that's in europe into asia? leaders here have said they would like to do some sort of p.a.a. in asia. >> well, you ask a lot of questions in there. >> well, let me talk about the s.b.x. in general. it was built as a research platform. it wasn't designed to be in a long-term baltic missile ark terk tour t. still has benefit in research and development, but since it was built, my estimation is that the overall sophistication of the keanlts have grown and grown globally so that the need to have s.b.x. in that role has diminished over time because other capabilities are mature enough to be able to not have to have it. as far as the ability fo
a breakthrough. joining me is former defense secretary william cohen, thanks so much for joining us. >> good to be this you. >> russia sounded a few different signals this week. putin in turkey, making some suggestions perhaps they would not be sticking with assad as strongly as they have been in the past. then this is the first time that foreign minister met with hillary clinton on assad, met with the u.n. mediator and we're being cautioned this is no break through but there will be follow-up meeting. seems some u.s. officials russia is hedging its bets or beginning to see a future without assad. >> i think that's the case. we've talked about this before, but there is a russian card to be played, to be played by russia itself. they have influence with president assad, they have interests in syria, and i think that they can see the handwriting on the wall that assad is eventually going to go, whether it's in the near term, long term, eventually he's going. you can see the shift in momentum as far as the rebels now starting to gain much greater military success than they have in the past. the
against the rebel forces. >> as the fighting in syria -- on a, secretary of defense leon panetta said that the latest intelligence raised serious concerns that the syrian president may turn chemical weapons on his own citizens. >> the whole world is watching. the whole world is watching very closely. the president of the united states has made very clear that there will be consequences. there will be consequences if the assad regime makes a terrible mistake by using these chemical weapons on their own people. >> diplomatic efforts to end the 21-month-old conflict had failed. tens of thousands of people have been killed so far. with so much at stake, senator john mccain said it may be time to take action. >> it may mean that the united states and our allies are facing the prospect of an imminent use of weapons of mass destruction in syria -- this may be the last warning we may get. time for talking about what me made -- what we may do may be coming to a closed. >> angelina jolie traveled to a refugee camp on thursday. she is a special envoy. it was her second official mission to the re
syria is loading chemical weapons on to aircraft, but defense secretary panetta said it appears the embattled assad regime is preparing to do just that. >> there is no question that we remain very concerned, very thecerned that as the opposition advances, in particular on hemascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. ing eporter: monitoring of syrian basis like this one has picked up evidence engineers have loaded the chemicals which combine to form the deadly nerve agent sarin, into bombs that could be dropped airplanes. satellites have seen trucks moving among want bunkers where the weapons and agents are believed to be stored. u.s. officials say the evidence is strong but circumstantial, not definitive. but that, combined with fighting in the suburbs of damascus, has led to fears of what the assad regime might do. if it feels cornered. we asked jeffrey white, a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, what would happen if the rebels cut off damascus? >> it's the end of the regime. the regime can hang on for a while because it has t
that is are aware, are very quick to point out that at this point they have absolutely no defense whatsoever against that type of weaponry. ever since this conflict began, the civilian population has been incapable of protecting itself against bullets and bombs. there most certainly is no defense whatsoever should the regime decide to deploy chemical weapons. >> are they afraid of that possibility? do they talk about that, the possibility of their own government turning on them like that and unleashing these type of weapons? >> they most certainly do, suzanne. especially obviously the conversation amongst those that are aware of it. they do feel that this is a regime that has absolutely no mercy whatsoever, and the greater the tranglehold on regime forces grows, the greater the likelihood that the assad government could, in fact, choose to take this kind of drastic measure against its own population. people have no doubt in their minds about the lengths to which this government -- the assad government will go to stay in power. one rebel commander, we were speaking to yesterday, was saying if you loo
brander discussed iran's nuclear program. from the foundations for defense of democracies, this is about an hour. >> good morning. it's a very interesting panel, so i want to get quickly to questions. publishers quickly set the stage. i don't need to tell anyone who's in this room about the deaths of the problem of human rights abuses in iran. i would just read very briefly from the report that the u.n. special rapporteur for iran files with the u.s. assembly september 20th 11 in the repertoire highlighted a pattern of systemic violations of human rights. iran has refused access to the united nations special rapporteur on human rights for for several years now. september 2011 the u.n. general submitted a report in which he said he was deeply troubled by reports of increased numbers of executions come amputations, arbitrary arrest and detention, unfair trials, torture and ill-treatment in a crackdown on human rights activists, lawyers, an opposition that exists. just to draw one prefix ample from the weeks news, there is actually a guess what qualifies in iran briefly is good news, a well
the defense of marriage act is constitutional, they are also going to decide whether proposition 8 in california, that case, whether the ban on same sex marriage there is unconstitutional. and that could affect all 50 states. so there is at least the potential that by the end of june, all 50 states will be ordered to have same sex marriage. there is a long way between here and there, but that is now a possibility. >> what is so interesting about this, this is not just about the marriage issue, so much as it is an equal protection issue because so many people have been denied benefits under federal law. >> that's the defense of marriage act case. what the defense of marriage act case, what the law says, passed in 1996, signed into law by president clinton, that law says that the federal government will not recognize same sex marriages, even in the states where it's legal. so if you are a married couple, same sex couple in massachusetts, you can't file a joint tax return, can't inherit tax free the way heterosexual married couples can. the obama administration says, agrees that law i
the announcement about that today. there are no fewer than ten cases arising from the federal defense marriage act. california's proposition 8. they made their way to the high court's doorstep. at least one -- at least one, is kind of likely to get on the docket. sooner rather than later. while we wait, the best person to talk about that is cnn's senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin who literally wrote the book, or a couple of them, on the supreme court. i was talking to you last friday. i was talking to you monday. you are back for another friday. are they going to make me wait again for another day? are or are we going to get something today? >> those that know don't tell and those that tell don't know. that's the rule with the supreme court. it seems likely we will hear if not today then very soon. also, we should hear that they are going to take the case. remember, two federal appeals courts have now declared the -- >> when you say the case -- >> the defense of marriage act. proposition 8 is a very separate matter. when a federal appeals court declares an act of congress unconstitutional the su
, and -- >> let's cut this in two. there's to questions here. one is doma, the defense of marriage act. this administration will not defend it in the courts. if that gets struck down, what does that say to cases around the country where people have been allowed to marry in the same gender? chad, on that. what happens it doma gets struck down by the court, 5-4 or whatever? >> the ridiculously named defense of marriage act would be gone obviously. >> what would it mean to a gay person who is married? >> that would mean that couples who are married in those states as well as the district of columbia, their marriages would be recognized by the federal government. now, it would mean we still have a lot of work to do and depending on how they rule in the prop 8 case, we would still need other states to move forward with the right to marry. >> right. >> but social security, if you were in california, for example, and the appellate court is still upholing that prop 8 or overruling it, if you're in a state, for example, iowa, new york, massachusetts, connecticut, maryland, d.c., maine, vermont,
of the redskins' offense against the defense to find out just how much they know about the upcoming opponent. great idea, fun interviews. this sunday it's the battle of the beltways, so the focus is on baltimore. here's fox 5's lindsay murphy. >> this is the 4 down showdown presented by your local nissan dealers. >> reporter: welcome to another edition of the 4 down showdown, reed doughty representing the defense up by three in this game. even if you lose, defense is still doing well, but i've got confidence in you. >> that's not bad. he's from baltimore. i see what you're trying to do. you're trying to even the score. >> reporter: chris chester from the offensive line representing the o. you used to play with the ravens, so you think you'll do well? >> it's been a while. i think i still remember a thing or two. >> reporter: 1st down and this is such a cake question. what is the largest city in maryland? >> baltimore. >> baltimore. >> >> reporter: i'm going to give that to reed. you didn't think you were going to get any. i was getting you warmed up. 2nd down, there are three downtown ar
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